RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2016
14 years old from Writhlington School, Radstock
Jess is an extraordinary young gardener who changes peoples’ lives through her love of plants. Jess joined the school orchid project three years ago as a very shy girl but has since developed into a confident and fearless young person. She delights in talking about her plants at shows and even runs lectures for nearby gardening clubs. Jess has a real passion for growing good plants.
“Wow. Jess is an exemplary young scientist and future botanist. She has had some amazing experiences travelling the world and has done a lot to help others. Keep up the wonderful work!”
“Writhlington is like Hogwarts for plants(!) and Jess is clearly a very talented young lady who is in her element. Her passion shines through and I’m certain she will continue to win awards and excel.”
“Jess has had a wonderful journey, building her confidence through horticulture to the point where she is now giving talks and lectures, and winning awards! She is very driven and I am looking forward to seeing more of her journey in the future.”
Jess' entry video